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Old May 7th, 2011, 04:01 PM   #2061
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That's more appropriate in the other thread.
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Old May 7th, 2011, 04:27 PM   #2062
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I see, i didn't realised they are different types of trains
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Old May 8th, 2011, 03:59 PM   #2064
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Old May 10th, 2011, 12:11 AM   #2065
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Battersea Northern Line extension plans go on show

TRANSPORT FOR LONDON has launched a consultation today over plans to extend the Northern Line from Kennington to Nine Elms and Battersea. The privately-funded 3km line would provide an important link to a regeneration area in south London.

TfL said the new infrastructure, which could be complete by 2017, would support up to 25,000 jobs and 16,000 new homes in the major redevelopment area around the old power station as well as easing pressure on existing Underground and National Rail stations, particularly Vauxhall.

If the extension goes ahead two new stations would be created, one at Nine Elms and one at Battersea.

Around 40,000 leaflets are being sent to homes and offices in the surrounding area asking people for their views on the project, the location of stations and other infrastructure associated with the extension. Local people can also find out more about the proposals at exhibitions being held on several days in May and June.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson gave the go-ahead for the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station last year. The construction of the extension will depend on funding from the developers Treasury Holdings, and the award of a Transport and Works Act Order by the Secretary of State.

In the first stage of the public consultation, in 2010, local residents were asked by Treasury Holdings to comment on four possible routes for the line, all from Kennington to Battersea. One included an interchange at Vauxhall, but the preferred option was a route via south Nine Elms.

London Mayor Boris Johnson said: "The iconic Battersea Power Station and its surrounding area have lain dormant too long but the incredible potential of the area could be realised by a privately funded extension of the Tube. I hope local people will visit the exhibitions and respond to the consultation as the plans have the potential to transform this part of London into a thriving new quarter, and deliver the first expansion of the Northern Line for around 70 years."

Rob Tincknell, who is managing director of Treasury Holdings, said: "The extension of the Northern Line is recognised as necessary for the full regeneration of the Nine Elms Opportunity Area. The project to make this happen is an excellent example of how the public and private sectors have come together to achieve a set of shared objectives, all aimed at integrating this area into the rest of Central London and bringing real benefits to everyone who lives in this part of London and beyond."
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Old May 10th, 2011, 10:54 AM   #2066
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When are they going to invest in major Tube expansion in the neglected south (SE to SW)? Those areas need Tube connections badly. I don't understand why the Northern line? Is this going to be a new branch from Kennington to Battersea (over Nine Elms)?
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Old May 10th, 2011, 01:59 PM   #2067
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When are they going to invest in major Tube expansion in the neglected south (SE to SW)? Those areas need Tube connections badly. I don't understand why the Northern line? Is this going to be a new branch from Kennington to Battersea (over Nine Elms)?
It makes all sense to me. What's the point of building a major residential complex as part of the Battersea project without proper transport connections? Besides, the new US Embassy will be built in the Nine Elms area.
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But why the Northern line? Why not Victoria from Pimlico to Battersea or better yet Central from Clapham Junction to Nine Elms and possible future connection to Kennington (Northern)? I'd like to know the reason behind the decision because it doesn't make sense to me as it is.

Or why not invest in expanding current lines and perhaps new W2E line in the south because Croydon is the only city in south London that has Tube connections. Extending Northern from Mordon to Epsom would be much more useful because Stockwell which serves both Northern and Victoria is 10min walk from Nine Elms, same for Clapham to Battersea, even less than 10min.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 06:57 PM   #2069
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Why not Victoria from Pimlico to Battersea
The Victoria line is already overcrowded as it is. Adding more stations, and thus more passengers onto that doesn't sound like a good idea.

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or better yet Central from Clapham Junction to Nine Elms
The Central Line comes nowhere near Clapham Junction, so I'm not sure what you're talking about.

Realistic choices were between extending the Victoria Line or the Northern. Extending the Victoria was not withheld for the reasons stated before (overcrowding) while extending the Nothern gives a faster and easier connection to the financial district (Bank).
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Besides, the US Embassy project will include residential buildings and with the housing shortage in London, you can expect a lot of people in the area. Underground links are essential and with a connection to such a central location, I don't know how it could be better.
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A privately funded extension of London Underground’s Northern Line to Battersea has the potential to unlock the area’s “incredible potential”, Boris Johnson, the London mayor, said on Monday as he launched public consultations on the project.

The extension would take the line, parts of which date back to 1890, 3km from Kennington in south London through Vauxhall and Nine Elms to the redeveloped Battersea Power Station site on the south side of the Thames. The work could be complete by 2017, according to Transport for London.

The network’s last extension took the Piccadilly Line to Heathrow airport’s new Terminal 5 in 2008. The last major extension was the Jubilee Line from Green Park to Stratford in 1999. Mr Johnson said the power station and its surrounding area had lain dormant too long but that the new route could realise their potential.

The new route would be funded by Treasury Holdings, the developer working on the site of the famous brown brick power station designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. It is intended to improve public transport access to the development area along the Thames’s south bank, which is intended eventually to include 16,000 homes and provide 25,000 jobs. The line is expected to take trains arriving at Kennington from London’s West End, which mostly currently run around a loop and back towards the west end, on to Battersea.

Consultations will run until June 17 and will be backed by a series of meetings and exhibitions in the affected areas.
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But why the Northern line? Why not Victoria from Pimlico to Battersea or better yet Central from Clapham Junction to Nine Elms and possible future connection to Kennington (Northern)? I'd like to know the reason behind the decision because it doesn't make sense to me as it is.

Or why not invest in expanding current lines and perhaps new W2E line in the south because Croydon is the only city in south London that has Tube connections. Extending Northern from Mordon to Epsom would be much more useful because Stockwell which serves both Northern and Victoria is 10min walk from Nine Elms, same for Clapham to Battersea, even less than 10min.
There's a thread for the Northern Line extension.
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Battersea will the terminus if this proposal goes ahead right?
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this is from the 70's - from a book about using the tube to see the tourist sites



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yes in my collection of souvenirs i have the whole book - i am sure the map has changed a wee bit since than
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It was only relatively recently that I realised that the current Jubilee line used to be a part of the bakerloo. It's great to see it in a map. It also explains Baker Street's great interchange.
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